Peckham Rye Park and Common


Click here for a zoomable map and the Strava Route

  • Distance – 1.6 miles
  • Surface –Tarmac paths
  • Terrain – Hilly
  • Surroundings – Park
  • Traffic Free – Yes

The park, located within a diverse district of South London was restored in 2005 to its former Victorian glory following neglect and vandalism. Now a beautiful outdoor space popular with runners that links to the Common. There’s a mix of gardens, woodland, lakes, sports pitches, playgrounds and cafes. An undulating route that’ll give you a great workout.

The Route

Peckham Rye Park

The route starts at the northern tip of the park, which is accessible from Peckham Rye rail station. Take your preferred direction following the outskirts of the park. Either way does not avoid the hill.

Opening Times

Peckham Rye Park is open daily at 7.30am. Closing times vary throughout the year, but it’s usually at sunset/dusk.

The Common is open at all hours.

Getting There – Public Transport

The closest and best served station is Peckham Rye (Overground, Southern, southeastern and Thameslink) and is 0.6 miles from north of the park.

Peckham Rye Park and Common can also be accessed by Honor Oak Park and East Dulwich stations.


There is a small car park on Strakers Road with designated bike racks

Food and Drink

Credit –

The refurbished (2018) Round Café serving coffee, cake, pizza and ice cream is located in the centre of the Park and Common.

Opening Times
Summer: 09:00 – 19:30
Winter: 09:00 – 16:00

More information and menu –


There’s a parkrun every Saturday at 9am.  starting near the Lido. The start and finish are located close to the Colyton Road entrance (towards the south) of the park. The course is 3 laps  on tarmac and is mainly flat.

Other information

There is a picnic area, skate park and adventure playground within the park.

Toilets and baby changing facilities are available near Strakers Road and near the adventure playground.


Click here for the Strava route which you can print or export.

Alternatively search “Where to Run in London” in the Strava app, go to “Routes”, pick the route and “Use”